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ON TELEVISION (TUESDAY 2/1/22)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New Jersey at 8p
FOX: The Real Dirty Dancing at 9p
HULU: Your Attention Please
NETFLIX: Gabby’s Dollhouse; Raising Dion
TEGNA: A Different Cry
TLC: I Am Jazz (Finale) at 9pm

Grupo Televisa and Univision have completed a joint venture deal to form TelevisaUnivision, combining content from both broadcasters. “This combination will create a business without comparison in the global media landscape,” said TelevisaUnivision CEO Wade Davis. “Over the past year both companies have transformed themselves, reaching levels of financial performance and audience resonance that has not been seen for years.” On the way is an advertising-based Spanish-language streaming platform, slated to debut in the first half of 2022, with a subscription-based product in the second half of the year.
(Source: Cynopsis)

ABC Owned Television Stations launched new 24/7 live and local streaming channels, offering news, weather and more from WABC New York; KABC Los Angeles; WPVI Philadelphia; WLS Chicago; KTRK Houston; KGO San Francisco; WTVD Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and KFSN Fresno, GA, as well as content from ABC’s lifestyle platform Localish. “The launch of our 24/7 live and local streaming channels answers the call of our audiences who want more options and ways to view their favorite news and shows,” said Chad Matthews, President, ABC Owned Television Stations.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Rachel Maddow will take a hiatus from her MSNBC primetime show to work on other projects. Guest hosts will take Maddow’s place during the break, expected to last a few weeks. Maddow inked a multi-year agreement with MSNBC and NBCUniversal last year that calls for her to develop new projects across the company.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Publicis Media announced the launch of a “consciously inclusive marketplace,” DIME (diverse and inclusive media exchange), aimed at providing better access to diverse publishers serving underrepresented communities, and existing publishing partners that adhere to Publicis’ set of inclusive values. Incubated at its Spark Foundry unit, DIME is also available to clients of its Starcom and Zenith units. Publicis has partnered with independent news and information verification service NewsGuard to ensure the publishers it works with “adhere to responsible journalism to further strengthen the marketplace.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

The New York Times has purchased online word game “Wordle.” The game, released to the public in October 2021 and played by millions of people (and, we’re guessing, many Cynopsis readers), will join the Times’ Games portfolio, and continue to be free of charge. Wordle creator Josh Wardle – now wealthier by seven figures – tweeted that he is working with the Times “to make sure your wins and streaks will be preserved.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hulu greenlit musical romantic comedy series “Up Here,” from 20th Television and Old 320 Sycamore Productions. The series follows a couple in 1999 New York City struggling to find happiness. Writers/executive producers are Steven Levenson (also serving as showrunner), Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez; executive Producers are Thomas Kail and Jennifer Todd.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Stephen Land’s new A3 Content, a Miami-based production company that finances and creates premium programming across linear and streaming platforms, kicks off with “Mysteries and Scandals,” for Telemundo’s streaming service, Tplus, on Peacock. A3 is also in production on an unannounced feature documentary and has optioned the rights to the scripted series “Dead City,” based on the bestselling book series from children’s author James Ponti.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Warner Bros. Television Group has struck a new overall development deal with writer/producer/actor Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”). Under the terms of the deal, Goldstein will develop, create, and produce new television programming for all platforms, including potentially for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, external streaming services, cable, and broadcast networks.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network wrapped production on a new series with YouTube starsRhett & Link (“Good Mythical Morning”). “The Taste Buds with Rhett & Link” follows the duo as they explore some of America’s favorite food brands and meet the people who make it all happen. The series will premiere later this year on Food Network and discovery+.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Michelle Nader (“Dollface”) is developing a comedy set in the world of witness protection for Fox. The project from Fox Entertainment will be written, executive produced and directed by Nader.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Hazelight Studios and dj2 Entertainment are teaming to adapt the action-adventure videogame “It Takes Two,” reports Variety. The game follows a married couple planning on getting a divorce who are transformed into loving dolls, and must repair their relationship in order to return to normal.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Casting notes: Joining Starz’ “Party Down” revival are Jennifer Garner (“Yes Day”), Tyrel Jackson Williams (“Brockmire”) and Zoe Chao (“The Afterparty”) as series regulars, and James Marsden (“Dead to Me”) in a recurring role…Jennifer Beals (“The L Word: Generation Q”) will recur on NBC’s “Law & Order: Organized Crime.”…Cynthia Bailey (“The Real Housewives of Atlanta”) and Reginae Carter (“Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta”) have boarded the cast of Allblk horror anthology series “Terror Lake Drive” in recurring roles.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Season three of INSP’s “Ultimate Cowboy Showdown” kicks off Thursday, April 21 at 8p. Country music star Trace Adkins will return as host, as top cowboys lock horns in a bid to win a herd of cattle.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Adam Richman travels the country tasting forgotten foods of the 1980sin History Channel’s “Adam Eats the 80s,” debuting Sunday, February 27 at 10p on History Channel. The newcomer follows the season three premiere of “The Food That Built America” at 9p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Original Korean drama “Snowdrop” premieres on Disney+ on Tuesday, February 9. The 16-part period drama explores the forbidden love between a young couple trapped in a time of political turmoil.
(Source: Cynopsis)

NBC’s “The Weakest Link” and “Transplant” make their season two bows on Sunday, March 6 at 9p and 10p, respectively. The new lineup fills the void left by the end of “Sunday Night Football.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

“Jeopardy! National College Championship” debuts Tuesday, February 8 on ABC. The multiconsecutive-night event features 36 students from across the country, airing from 8p-9p on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through February 22.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Black History Month is “more than a month” at BET+, which will debut “Real Husbands Of Hollywood: More Kevin, More Problems” on Thursday, February 10, and feature a catalogue of Black excellence and new originals like “The Ms. Pat Show,” “First Wives Club,” “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” and Black classics like” The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Martin,” “The Wayans Bros.”, and “The Parker.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

AXS TV celebrates African-American artists in its Black History Month “Saturday Stack,” a day-long lineup of in-depth profiles, documentaries, and performances, airing February 19 starting at 12p.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Pluto TV is also offering Black History Month programming, featuring directors, actors, musicians to historical legends throughout February on Black Cinema, Pluto TV Documentaries, Pluto TV History, BET Her, and more.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Penguin lovers alert: All 18 species of the birds will be featured in PBS’s “Nature – Penguins: Meet the Family,” airing Wednesday, February 9 at. 8p (check local listings).
(Source: Cynopsis)

Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Avengers”) will receive the Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild’s Distinguished Artisan Award at the 9th Annual MUAHS awards gala. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 19 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
(Source: Cynopsis)

“And Just Like That…The Documentary” will drop on HBO Max on Thursday, February 3, the same day as the show’s season finale. Included will be interviews with cast members, as well as costume designers, producers and crew.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Animated preschool series “Pretzel and the Puppies” premieres Friday, February 11 on Apple TV+. Based on the canine from the classic book Pretzel by Margret and H.A. Rey (Curious George), the original series is a new story about the modern dog family led by stay-at-home dad Pretzel, his five Dachshund puppies, and mom Greta, the mayor of Muttgomery.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WarnerMedia Kids & Family gave a second season pickup to “We Baby Bears” for HBO Max and Cartoon Network. Produced by Cartoon Network Studios, the series premiered on Cartoon Network earlier this month.
(Source: Cynopsis)

WarnerMedia Kids & Family also announced multiple new acquisitionsof content for Cartoonito on HBO Max and Cartoon Network. The preschool block has picked up shows from Moonbug Entertainment, including several offerings from“ Blippi,” “CoComelon,” Lellobee City Farm,” and a second season of “Mia’s Magic Playground.” Cartoonito has also acquired the library of “Vlad & Niki.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Food Network’s “Worst Cooks” reached a season high last Wednesday, posting a .7 P25-54 / .9 W25-54 Live+3 rating, up +40% over the prior six weeks and up +19% versus year-ago benchmarks. Ranked as the #4 cable program in its timeslot among W18-49, to-date the season has been seen by nearly 5 million P2+ viewers.
(Source: Cynopsis)

Actor Howard Hesseman died January 29 of complications following colon surgery. He was 81. Among Hesseman’s numerous television credits were “WKRP in Cincinnati” and “Head of the Class.”
(Source: Cynopsis)

Former soap opera star Donald May died January 28. He was 92. In addition to his role on daytime shows including “The Edge of Night,” May guested on primetime series.
(Source: Cynopsis)

UK actor Leonard Fenton died January 29. He was 95. Best known for playing Dr. Legg on the BBC’s “EastEnders,” Fenton worked in television and film for over 60 years.
(Source: Cynopsis)

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